Is there an easy way to do something like
tail -f mylogfile but to have the changes of more than one file displayed (maybe with the file name added as prefix to each line)? Or maybe a GUI tool? I am running Debian.
Have you tried
tail -f file1 file2? It appears to do exactly what you want, at least on my FreeBSD machine. Perhaps the
tail that comes with a Debian system can do it too?
For some reason, answers along the lines of
tail -f file1 file2 wasn't quite what I had in mind.
I want to know what happened in several logs sort of most recently 'locally', regardless of the global chronological order.
To do that, I used something more like
watch -n1 tail -n10 file1 file2
For the exercise i wrote small node utility that does the same thing as tail -f f1 f2 f3
The main "upgrade" is that lines are color coded per file name, and that you can have table-like interface.
Another improvemtn, actually main reason I wrote this, is the ability to have .splexrc.json files in different folders, so instead having to type
tail -f f1 f2 f3in one folder, then different files in other, you can write .splexrc.json file in root of your project and just type
splex without file list arguments and it automatically stream relevant logs you enumerated in config file.